Definitions

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  • n. Divination by plants. A form of pyromancy in which tree branches and leaves are burnt. Branches of brier and vervain were used, the question was etched into the branch.
  • n. also referred to as tea-leaf reading, or tasseomancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient species of divination by means of plants, esp. sage and fig leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient method of divination by means of plants, especially by means of the leaves of the sage and fig.

Etymologies

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From botano- + -mancy.

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  • Divination by burning sage or figs.

    December 4, 2007